BRASS PHOTO-ETCHED SHROUDS & RATLINES for SCALE 1:1200
These brass pieces are designed to fit specific vessels or classes of vessels and will add strength and enhance the appearance of your finished model.  Instructions for fitting and painting are given at the bottom of this page.

In the selection below, please note that prices are per set to fit each vessel.

NAPOLEONIC

Ref

To fit

£

PE1

1st/2nd rate vessels (3-deckers)

1.75

PE2

74/80 gun vessels

1.75

PE3

64 gun vessels

1.75

PE4

Frigates

1.75

PE5

Small Frigates

1.75

PE6

Small Merchant

1.75

PE7

Bomb Vessel

1.75

PE8

Xebec Polacre

1.75

PE9

28 gun Schooner

1.25

PE10

Sloop

1.75

PE11

Brig

1.25

PE12

10 gun Schooner

1.25

PE13

Cutter

1.25

GREAT LAKES

Ref

To fit

£

PE14

Great Lake Schooners GL1, 2, 14, 15)

1.25


ACW NAVAL

Ref

To fit

£

PE15

Mississippi (Frigate) (ACW60)

1.75

PE16

USS Sassacus (ACW7)
Confederate Sidewheel Gunboat (ACW23)
CSS Rattlesnake (ACW24)
90 Day Gunboat (ACW34)

1.25

PE17

CSS Alabama (ACW38)
USS Kearsarge (ACW40)

1.75

PE18

Mortar Schooner (ACW47)

1.25

PE19

USS Cumberland (ACW2)
USS Roanoke (ACW14)
USS St Lawrence (ACW17)
USS Minnesota (ACW18)
USS Hartford (ACW22)
Commercial Steamer (ACW25)

1.75

RENAISSANCE

Ref

To fit

£

PE20

Venetian Galleon (REN16)

1.75

PE21

Spanish Carrack (REN15)

1.75

PE22

Carrack (REN14)

1.25

ANGLO DUTCH

Ref

To fit

£

PE23

1st Rates

1.75

PE24

2nd Rates

1.75

PE25

3rd Rates

1.75

PE26

4th Rates

1.75

PE27

5th/6th Rates

1.75

PE28

Fluit (AD3) and Pinas (AD7)

1.75

 

Instructions for fitting:
It is recommended that the brass pieces are painted on both sides whilst still attached to spru, for ease of handling.  When dry, they can be cut out, leaving the half thickness spru attached to the top of the shrouds.

Temporarily insert masts into the hull and offer up the lower shrouds/ratlines to ensure a good fit (see note below).

Note: In designing the shrouds & ratlines for a whole class of vessels (e.g. 74/80gun), we have allowed for the fact that models do vary in width and positioning of their channels. To compensate for this variation, there is a half thickness spru at the top of the shrouds which can be used to span any minor gap.

Painting
We suggest a metal spray primer, followed by undercoat and topcoat in the medium of your choice (acrylic, enamel etc).  Shrouds and ratlines should be painted black to simulate tarred rope. The blocks would have been wood, so a wood colour is appropriate.


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